MODERN EMPLOYER:
Helping you make sense
of the evolving HR landscape.

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We know it’s incredibly tough to keep up with all of the changes affecting HR. That’s why we write Modern Employer. Our blog is a great resource for HR news, information and advice. Our goal is to give you insight and direction so your organization can stay one step ahead.

Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Recruiters?

Posted on: February 11th, 2011 | Category: hiring process, How To Hire Good Employees, Human Resources, Our Blog

We recently came across a great article at CNNMoney.com‘s Fortune blog called “10 tips for entrepreneurs looking to build great teams” by Craig Driscoll. It made many good points about the importance of good hiring practices, but the one that really got our attention was this: Leverage recruiters where appropriate. Chances are you’re starting a…

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Brand New Year, Brand New IRS Deadlines

Posted on: January 10th, 2011 | Category: Employment Administration, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, Human Resources, Our Blog, Tax Issues

We hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and have a terrific 2011 ahead of you, both personally and professionally. What better way to welcome the new year than to get cracking on some IRS paperwork? (Yes, we’re kidding.) All joking aside, the January 31 deadline for filing your W-2 and 1099-MISC forms will…

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Suddenly, “Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years” Doesn’t Seem So Intriguing

Posted on: December 31st, 2010 | Category: hiring process, Interviews, Our Blog

We just saw this article at Huffingtonpost.com, and had to share it on this last day of 2010. It’s called “15 Ridiculously Hard Job Interview Questions From Top Employers Like Google, Goldman Sachs”, and the title does not exaggerate. As seasoned hiring management specialists, we thought we’d heard them all, but we found some new…

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Check Out Our New Digs!

Posted on: December 17th, 2010 | Category: Events, News & Media, Our Blog

2010 has been a great year for our business, so much so that we have grown out of our current workspace! We will be moving into our beautiful new offices on December 27th and 28th, at which time the majority of our staff will be taking calls remotely. We picked these dates with respect for…

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FMLA and Temporary Workers: Who’s the Boss?

Posted on: December 10th, 2010 | Category: Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, HR DirectLink Service, Human Resources, Our Blog

Do you currently have a staffing service filling your temporary workforce needs, or are you considering it? If so, make sure you are clear on what your responsibilities are should a temporary worker request time off under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Who’s the boss, really? You or the staffing company? Both of you,…

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End of Year Reporting Update: Group Life Insurance Imputed Income

Posted on: December 1st, 2010 | Category: Employment Administration, Government Regulatory & Compliance Issues, Human Resources, Our Blog, Payroll/Benefits, Tax Issues

It’s December, which means time is running out for you to report your company’s group life insurance imputed income to Uncle Sam. Many companies don’t realize offering employees an employer-paid group term life insurance policy in excess of $50,000 is considered a fringe benefit by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).  Employers are required to report…

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myHR Partner’s periodic publication, MODERN EMPLOYER, is created for business executives, owners and HR professionals who want to maximize their human resource functions using progressive hiring and HR strategies. It’s informative, fun and practical. Oh, and it’s FREE too!

You’ll discover:

  • Tips on hiring, screening, and interviewing
  • Creative ideas to help retain your best employees
  • Ways to put the “human” back in Human Resources
  • How to perform effective reference checks
  • New HR regulations and how they affect you and your employees
  • How small changes in certain processes can have big results
  • How to tell when partnering with an outside provider is in your best interest
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